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Ekwunife : PPA tasks Anambra women

Owerri—Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, has called on Anambra women not to play second fiddle in next month’s governorship election in the state, noting that a woman as the leader of the state has performed better.

Mr Ben Onyechere, PPA’s Publicity Secretary in a statement at the weekend, said “when  Etiaba  became   Governor   of Anambra,  it  was  easy  to see the  difference  in   many ramifications, particularly  security  and  equitable distribution of  amenities,  and  heavens  did  not  fall.”

According to him, “the  women  are  more  in  number  and  therefore  are of  more  electoral value, bearing  in  mind  that  they  have  suffered  so  much  with  their  children,  whose  future  is  bleak,” adding that the PPA’s governorship candidate in the state, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife “cannot  afford  to play with her  responsibility  to the  people  of  Anambra,  because it  will be  a big  challenge to women.”

“The men  are  in  personality  contest   rather than  electioneering  campaign.  I am  very  certain  and  from  all  indications that  the people  will not  listen  to  those   who are hiding behind  Ojukwu because  nobody  has  talked  about  the  welfare  of  the Igbo  since  after  the  civil  war,  which  in its self  has  not  been  explained to the  Igbo till now,” he said.

He noted that “the politicians in  Anambra  can  never  have  a  common  meeting  ground  because  they  all   relish in   the  ambition   to amass more  money  so as  to out do one  another.”

He noted that it was not “an achievement  to  build  roads  or hospital because it was the  statutory  responsibility  of  any  responsible  government”.


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